It’s always a little difficult to be lectured with the nonsensical leftist cliché that you’re on “the wrong side of history” by someone who’s apparently not yet taken History 101. Or who took that class, only to be spoon-fed highly selective anti-American propaganda. George Santayana said that those who can’t remember the past are condemned to repeat it, but what is there about our current youth that makes them think they can predict the future when they don’t even know what happened in the past?
You could make that case about young people’s current flirtation with the hideous, tragic failed system that is socialism, but the article at the link focuses on the current high school anti-gun movement and the sage tweets of Master David Hogg. He seems to think that the movements for India’s independence and civil rights for blacks were examples of peaceful change that disprove the need for guns for self-defense. We won’t go into how many people were killed in India during the “peaceful resistance” era, or how lying down in front of tanks would have worked against a nation like, say, Nazi Germany, China or the USSR, that didn’t care what other nations thought of it.
But I wonder if he even realizes that without private firearms, many blacks in America would have gone unprotected by local racist authorities and been at the mercy of the KKK? And which civil rights organization fought for their right to arm and defend themselves, even allowing blacks to organize chapters of its group when other national organizations excluded them? It was Hogg’s bogey-man, the National Rifle Association, one of the oldest civil rights groups in America.
Read the article, or better yet, make your teenagers read it. It will make you want to take a more active role in overseeing what your kids are being taught in history class. Or maybe even reconsider which school you’re sending them to.
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